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“Learn as if you were going to live forever.”
Can anyone really be a poet
only writing in sumptuous free verse,
or can one be boring & not know it?
I used to think Walt Whitman was a god,
but sometimes I try a different form
to tighten my verbose style,
to insure my poetics aren’t lukewarm,
threadbare, shallow or shop-worn.
I say we should never stop learning,
from first poems in the beginning,
to successful forays into classic forms;
from poetic haze into those perfect storms
of words descending as our message pierces
all those readers very receptive hearts,
becoming targets for cupid’s loving darts.
Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub MTB